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STUDENTS' ARMY TRAINING CORPS
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August 31, 1918

University op Colorado Bulletin


Vol. XVIII, No. 8 General Series No. 129
Published Monthly by the Regents of
the University of Colorado.

Entered at the Post Office, Boulder, Colorado,


as second-class matter.
Students' Army Training Corps
of the

University of Colorado

This is a day when University education


has been weighed in the balance and found
necessary in a war which can be brought to a
successful conclusion only by the training and
discipline of our mental powers, as well as
our physical powers, to the utmost of our
capacity as a nation..
To provide a reservoir from which to draw
an unfailing supply of men properly trained
for officers, administrators and scientific and
technical specialists in the various branches
of tha service, the War Department has
established the Students' Army Training
Corps. This new institution of the army
combines the advantages of a military camp
with the broad training and influences of the
University Campus. Students eighteen years
of age or over who have completed the
requisite preparatory work for entrance to
the University and have the proper physical
qualifications for the army may be voluntarily
inducted into the Students' Army Training
Corps B on October 1. They then become
members of the United States Army with all
the advantages as well as the responsibilities
of a soldier. They are given uniform, sub-
sistence, tuition, military training and equip-
ment, and the pay of a private soldier ($30 a
month) they are subject to military discipline
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twenty-four hours a day, will live and mess


in barracks, and are subject to call at any
time.
.There will be no summer training camps
but the military instruction and discipline at

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the University will be intensive and strict. that no men will be called before the end of
The daily program will be arranged upon a the first quarter, and by this time their
military basis somewhat as follows: reveille special capacities will determine whether they
6:45, mess 7:00, drill 7:30 to 9:30, classes 9:30 can best serve their country by being sent to
. to 12:00, mess 12:00 to 1:30, classes 1:30 to an Officers' Training Camp to qualify for a
4:30, athletics and exercise 4:30 to 5:30, re- commission, by being assigned to the ord-
treat and mess 6:00, freedom 6:30 to 7:30, nance, quartermaster or other Staff Corps,
supervised study 7:30 to 9:30, taps 10:00. The by being sent immediately to a division at
class work at the University will be organ- one of the camps, or by being allowed to con-
ized to have direct bearing on the war situ- tinue their studies until they can qualify as
ation. experts along technical or scientific lines. In
While it is clearly the desire of the Gov- other words, this is a plan by which the
ernment to give students as much college Selective Service idea can be carried out in
training as possible, it should be emphasized practice as well as in theory.
that the War Department makes no promise The latest advice we have is that members
to keep students in college for any definite of the Students' Army Training Corps may
length of time. Indeed the latest program be transferred to other branches of the serv-
requires that practically all Class I-A men be ice in the army or the navy upon the recom-
in active service by June 1919, the only ex- mendation of the University authorities.
ceptions to be men of unusual promise in There has as yet been no provision made for
scientific and technical lines. the transfer of men in the Naval Reserve to
All men over eighteen will register with the Students' Army Training Corps but it is
their local draft boards on September 12. probable that some arrangement will be
Students subject to the draft whose numbers made by the Naval Department.
are called before October 1 will have to go Students under eighteen are not eligible
into active service. On October 1 all students for enlistment in the Students' Army Train-
over eighteen, including Reserve Corps men, ing Corps, but may enroll at their own
may be inducted into the Students' Army expense and secure all the advantages of
Training Corps (Collegiate Section). For military drill and discipline.
this induction students need not return to Students who have begun their studies at
their own local board, but may apply to the the University, and have already been called
nearest board. Physical examinations will into service, may, in case they have given
be conducted by the draft board for these exceptional promise, be returned to the Uni-
men as for all other registrants. After in- versity. They are requested to communicate
duction, the calling of the students' draft with their respective Deans if they so desire.
number sets the time for deciding whether It is important that all should realize fully
he is to be kept in the University or sent that under this plan the University is virtually
elsewhere. To facilitate this plan the Uni- placed at the service of the Government, and
versity will be operated in continuous session will shape its policies in accordance with the
on the quarter system, the first quarter demands that are made upon it by the War
beginning the first of October. It is assumed Department, and that these demands will
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for all of us a time of continual adaptation I
and readjustment. The University is making
every effort to provide quarters and ^ess in
suitable barracks by October 1. The time is
very short and the emergency has arisen
without warning, so that there will doubtless
be a period of inconvenience during the first
weeks of the session. If the barracks are
not ready, there will be arrangements made
by the University to lodge students in tempo-
rary quarters for the first few weeks.
Attention is called to the fact that
the University is also cooperating with the
War Department in the training of detach-
ments of men who are sent here for brief
periods for intensive instruction in technical
lines such as Auto and Truck Driving and
Repairing, Telegraphy, General Mechanics,
etcetera. Men may be inducted into these
detachments (which are now the Vocational
Section of the Students' Army Training Corps)
who have had at least a grammar school edu-
cation. From these detachments, exceptional
men who have collegiate standing may be
transferred to the Collegiate Section of the
Students' Army Training Corps.
It is sufficiently evident from the above
provisions that the Government desires that
every young man who is eligible should enter
the Students' Army Training Corps. Many
students will, however, be disqualified on
physical grounds who can be of great service
to their country outside of the army. It is
equally important that they should go to col-
lege and train themselves to give to the
Nation the full measure of their powers.
All students who expect to enroll in the
University of Colorade this year are asked to
communicate with the Registrar as soon as
possible.
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